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Curriculum Vitae

 CV (pdf)

Academic Interests

Political Economics, Environmental Economics, Theory


 Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

        - Max McGraw Chair in Management and Environment (2010-13)

        - Associate Professor (2008-13)

        - Assistant Professor (2004-08)

 IIES, Stockholm University: Ph.D 2003

Working Papers and R&Rs

 Private Politics and Public Regulation, new version coming soon, with Georgy Egorov, r&r ReStud

 Conservation Contracts and Political Regimes, with Torben Mideksa, r&r ReStud 

 Gridlock and Inefficient Policy Instruments, with David Austen-Smith, Wiola Dziuda, and Antoine Loeper

 Compliance Technology and Self-enforcing Agreements, Feb. '16, with Francesco Lancia and Alessia Russo

 Technology and Time Inconsistency, March '16

 The Conservation Contradiction and Political Remedies, Sept '16

■ The Political Economy of Weak Treaties , coming soon, with Marco Battaglini

■ Dynamic Conservation Contracts, coming soon, with Nils Christian Framstad


 The Market for Conservation and Other Hostages  

Journal of Economic Theoryaccepted

Experimentation in Federal Systems, with Steve Callander

Quarterly Journal of Economics, accepted

 Participation and Duration of Environmental Agreements, with Marco Battaglini

Journal of Political Economy, accepted

The Dynamics of Climate Agreements,

Journal of the European Economic Association, accepted

 Climate Contracts: A Game of Emissions, Investments, Negotiations, and Renegotiations

Review of Economic Studies 79(4), 2012: 1527-57

Reprinted in Finus & Caparros (Ed.) Game Theory and International Environmental Cooperation: Essential Readings

Buy Coal! A Case for Supply-Side Environmental Policy

Journal of Political Economy 120(1), 2012: 77-115

Reprinted in Copeland (Ed.) Recent Developments in Trade and the Environment

Bribes, Lobbying, and Development, with Jakob Svensson

American Political Science Review 105(1), 2011: 46-63

Reprinted in Dutta and Aidt (Ed.), forthcoming, Corruption and Economic Development. The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics

Trading for the Future: Signaling in Permit Markets, with Gunnar Eskeland

Journal of Public Economics 94(9-10), 2010: 749-760

Strategic Delegation and Voting Rules

Journal of Public Economics 94(1-2), 2010: 102-113

Do Side Payments Help? Collective Decisions and Strategic Delegation

Journal of the European Economic Association P&P 6(2-3), 2008: 468-477

Harmonization and Side Payments in Political Cooperation

American Economic Review 97(3), 2007: 871-889

Organizational Form and the Market for Talent

Journal of Labor Economics 25(3), 2007: 581-611

Flexible Integration? Mandatory and Minimum Participation Rules

Scandinavian Journal of Economics 108(4), 2006: 683–-702

Majority Rules and Incentives

Quarterly Journal of Economics 120(4), 2005: 535-568

 Book Chapters

Three recent articles are reprinted in books (se above)

Book review of Environmental Markets: A Property Rights Approach, by Anderson and Libecap, Journal of Economic Literature 53(3), 2015

■ International Treaties as Incomplete Contracts, in Aghion et al. (Ed.)  The Impact of Incomplete Contracts on Economics

■ Games and Resources, with Matti Liski, in

Encyclopedia of Energy, Natural Resource, and Environmental Economics 2013, vol. 2: 299-308

How to Negotiate and Update Climate Agreements, shorter version in  Post-Kyoto International Climate Policy, Cambridge University Press, 2009 (Ed: Aldy and Stavins)


 Dynamic Games in Environmental Economics, PhD Minicourse

 Environmental Economics, MS course

 Advanced Micro, PhD course


ERC Consolidator Grant 2016-21

Erik Kempe Award 2013

Fridtjof Nansen Award for Young Researchers 2013

Named "one of the 10 foremost Norwegian scholars below 40" (Morgenbladet)

ERC Starting Grant, 2012-16

Sandmo junior visiting fellowship 2008, from NHH (first recipient)

Arnbergska Prize 2006, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Nationalgaven til Chr. Michelsen, 2000


Tags: Economics, Applied Theory, Political Economics, Economic Policy, Public Economics, Resources Energy and Environment
Published Jan 13, 2012 08:40 PM - Last modified Sep 22, 2016 12:13 PM